September 15, 2017

Fall Creek Elementary School
12131 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
(317)594-4189 fax



9/11 3rd/4th Tennis Club - 8:00 am

9/11 Early Release Monday

9/14 3rd/4th Tennis Club - 8:00 am

9/15 PTO Parents' Night Out 6:00-8:30 pm

9/18, 9/21 3rd/4th Tennis Club - 8:00 am

9/26/17 Picture Day

9/29/17 Student Fees DUE


Going forward, we will be sending our FORUM newsletters bi-weekly. Our next FCE FORUM will be September 15.

do 2 weeks' menus

Monday-Taco Scoops, refried beans, salad, fruit and milk

Tuesday-Scrambled eggs w/French toast sticks, glazed carrots, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk

Wednesday-Pizza calzone w/marinara sauce, corn, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk

Thursday-Chicken & Noodles w/dinner roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fruit and milk

Friday-Cheesy breadsticks w/marinara, broccoli, veggie pack w/hummus, fruit and milk

Lunch Visitors: Our Café is now allowing visitors. Simply go to the FCE website and under quick links, you will see “lunch sign up for visitors”. Please sign up before 9:00 a.m.; as a reminder, you MUST have an approved Background Check on file and may not bring restaurant food to lunch. Five visitors are allowed per grade level. Please note your preference: hot lunch, chef salad, or turkey sandwich ($3.35); or bringing from home. We look forward to seeing you in the Café!


iPad (rental if applicable) and student fees are now available to view in Skyward. Fees are due by September 29, 2017. You can view your student’s fees in Skyward Family Access under “Fee Management”. Families have two options for payment of student’s fees:

· Option #1 – cash or a check payable to FCE for the amount posted in fee management can be sent in with your child. Please indicate your child’s name and student ID number in the memo field. Your student’s ID number can be found in Skyward (your children also know this as their lunch number).

· Options #2 – pay via eFunds. There is a link to eFunds within the “Fee Management” section of Skyward on the upper right corner under “District Links”. Please note first time user will need to register in the new user area, you will also need to know your students six-digit student ID number. You can also click on the link here: https://eps.mvpbanking.com/cgi-bin/efs/login.pl?access=55481 If you have questions, contact FCE Treasurer, Holly Owens.


This year I will be using Sway to share what is happening in the FCE Music Classroom.

Please use the links below to access Music Room Information!

3rd and 4th Grade:

Find information on recorders, choir, the Related Arts Calendar, and musical opportunities outside of school


Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade

Find information on the Related Arts Calendar, Program Dates, What We Do in Music, and musical opportunities outside of school



The art room is now a TAB-Choice studio. Find out more on Mrs. Parkison's newsletter by clicking here: artsonia.com/arnews/N7HYF8KK


The Chaucie’s Place, Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children presentations will take place September 21, 2017 for kindergarten, 2nd grade and 4th grade students at FCE. This program has been a part of many of our Hamilton Southeastern elementary schools in the past, as well as in several other Hamilton County school districts.

We would like to invite you to attend a parent meeting at Geist Elementary on the evening of September 6th at 6pm to provide you with additional information about the presentations. This presentation is for parents only.

The 30 minute presentations will be given within each classroom by a trained Smart Steps presenter. All Smart Steps presenters have completed background checks. They share a scripted, age appropriate presentation so the same message is communicated to all students in their grade level. The teacher will also be in the classroom during the presentation.

4th grade only: After the classroom presentation, 4th grade students will have the opportunity to mark “Yes” or “No” on a piece of paper to answer the question, “Do you need to talk to someone because you or someone you know was touched on a private part of the body for no good reason or to play a game?” A Smart Steps presenter and Mrs. Meyer, our school counselor, will follow up with each student that marks, “Yes.”

These presentations will be provided to all kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade classes. Although not required, each child’s attendance in the Smart Steps Body Safety program is strongly recommended. If you have any questions or do not want your child to participate in the program, please contact school counselor, Mrs. Marna Meyer at mmeyer@hse.k12.in.us or (317)594-4180.

Marna Meyer

School Counselor

Fall Creek Elementary



HCCTA Mission: Using tennis to enhance communities through fitness, education, community service and diversity

WHO Fall Creek Elementary students in grades 3 and 4

WHAT HCCTA is a 501 c 3 non for profit organization. HCCTA offers beginning tennis programs to students at FCE. The program is 6 hours of Beginner tennis instruction using shortcourt nets and foam balls. Short court nets will be set up in the gymnasium. Tennis racquets are provided however, students may bring their own if they would like.

WHEN 8am Monday-Thursday. Sept. 11-14 and 18-21

COST $50, includes tennis instruction, t-shirt, certificates, and equipment supplied by HCCTA.

DEADLINE When enrollment numbers have been met. *Spots are limited and are based on a first come first served basis*

REGISTRATION INFO: To register your student, please go to https://hccta.org/schools-tennis/

*Tennis club will be cancelled in the event of a snow day or 2 hour delay and will be rescheduled for another date.Questions? Contact Jamie Spears at jspears@hse.k12.in.us.

What To Do If You Suspect a Disability/Child Find

If your child is age 2 ½ through 21, attends any school within the Hamilton Southeastern Schools boundaries or you live in our community, and you suspect your child may have a disability, you should contact us for more information.

· For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Preschool Coordinator at Brooks School Elementary School, 317-915-4250.

· For students who are eligible for kindergarten through age 21, you should contact your child’s teacher, school counselor or building administrator to discuss your concerns and explore the steps to be taken. If your child is not enrolled in public school, you should contact the counselor or building administrator in the building your child would attend if enrolled.


Response-to-Instruction (RtI)

RtI is a general education initiative designed to provide high quality instruction and interventions matches to student needs, and using learning rate over time and level of performance to make important educational decisions. The RtI model is based on a three-tiered model of service delivery with a focus on early intervention and prevention of academic and behavioral concerns. Data collected during this process provides valuable information regarding students’ educational progress and response to interventions. Students who do not demonstrate a response to well-implemented, scientifically-based interventions at the Tier 3 level would be referred for an educational evaluation to determine eligibility for special education. RtI is a component of HSE’s Child Find Process.


Please remember to call our attendance mailbox at 317-594-4180 to report any absences or late arrivals. Be sure to leave your child’s name, their teacher’s name and a brief reason for their absence. Even if you email the teacher, you MUST call the attendance line or speak with someone in the front office! Thank you!


We have had a number of parents wanting to find ways to schedule playdates, parties, etc. with their children’s classmates. HSE has made this possible with our Online School Directory. This service is only available for those families that choose to “OPT IN”.

You may select what information you would like other parents to see (such as address, phone numbers) for birthday invitations and the like. If you would like to “OPT IN” please follow the steps below:

  • Login to Skyward

  • Click on “MY ACCOUNT” tab in the upper right corner

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the School Directory section

  • Choose which information you would like to share
  • Click Save in the upper right corner

Please note that the only people that will have access to this, are the families at Fall Creek Elementary. If you have older children at other schools, their information will only be shared with the families at their school. We hope this will help our students to be able to stay connected outside of school hours


Anyone wishing to volunteer in the school must have a SafeVisitor ID Badge. Please note this policy also applies to anyone wishing to join students for lunch (after Labor Day). Simply follow the quick link on our FCE website to apply for a background check. This process takes 5-7 days.



Application for Free or Reduced Lunch—Applications for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program are available through your Skyward Family Access under the Food Service tab. Simply click the application tab. The system will take you through a series of steps including a parent letter, instructions, the Federal income chart, Privacy Act and Non-Discrimination Statements. After completing all six parts of the application, you will electronically sign and click I agree. After reviewing your information, you will click submit. Once you click submit, the application is sent electronically to the Food Service Department where it will be reviewed for approval or denial. After the application is reviewed you will receive an email indicating if the application was approved or denied for benefits. This process does need to be completed every year.

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